Participants in Mohave Mental Health Clinic’s Creative Counseling Program have created and donated 20 no-sew fleece “tie blankets” for children in pediatric care at KRMC. Fred Zimmerman, Case Manager and Behavioral Health Technician, says they hoped to give “something to bring comfort to the children in a difficult time.”
The Creative Counseling program aims to help clients express themselves, build self-esteem, improve social and team working skills, and ease anxiety and depression through art, says Zimmerman.
Zimmerman and co-facilitator Katie Berry meet with the group weekly for two hours to work on various projects. Members voted on the blankets as a Christmas project for this holiday season then spent the next 5 weeks creating them.
“They wanted to do a project that would help somebody else in the community” said Zimmerman.
Kingman Walmart donated some of the materials for the production of the blankets.
Photo caption: Pictured from left to right: Katie Berry, PSS, Fred Zimmerman, BHT, Jim Griego, Clinical Director, Kristy Cole, BHT.